Who We Are
The Jacksonville Heritage Society, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit formed in March 2010 to manage significant Jacksonville buildings owned by Jackson County and previously managed by the Southern Oregon Historical Society. These properties include the historic Jackson County Courthouse (1883), the historic Jail (1911), the Beekman House (1870-1876), the Beekman Bank (1863), and St. Joseph’s Catholic Rectory (1868). All are primary elements in Jacksonville, Oregon’s National Historic Landmark designation.In 2009, SOHS determined that it could no longer afford to manage these properties. Members of the community felt that Jacksonville could not afford to lose these historic treasures. Hence the Jacksonville Heritage Society came into being.
The mission of the Jacksonville Heritage Society is to preserve and maintain Jacksonville’s historic landmarks as vital community assets.
The goals of the Jacksonville Heritage Society include:
Board of Directors
Carolyn Kingsnorth, President
Bill Savage, Vice President
Christin Sherbourne, Acting Secretary
Mel Ashland, Treasurer
Kerri Hecox, Director
Whitman Parker, Director
Charley Wilson, Director